Arctic Song

Arctic Song, a musical by Grammy Award-winning artist Denny Laine, brings attention to the issue of global climate change.

Watch the U.S. premiere of his work held at the State University of New York at Fredonia on November 16th, 2016 in Rosch Recital hall. The performance features Laine, as well as Armand Petri and Fredonia students.

“Shades of Arctic Blue”

As The Stranger emerges he sees a raven and he approached him to ask his advice. The Raven is known as the Earth’s messenger and as such he explains that the Arctic is a place where only the strong-hearted survive, ruled by nature’s extreme conditions. There exists a constant battle between deep-rooted folklore and the disruption and pollution caused by progress. For the most part the Arctic remains one of the world’s most beautiful and untouched areas, a haven for wildlife, and awesome land of experience and historic values.

“Yellowknife”

Eventually they reach the Great Lake Slavet where, upon its shores, lies the city Yellowknife. Here they are confronted by s total culture shock, and they realize that the old and new lifestyles really do co-exist, and that it isn’t going to be easy to draw the line between who is right and who is wrong. As they approach the city, the animals find a place to camp as Yelena and Arcos leave them to explore the human activities and the night-life. They are attracted by the raunchy music coming from a downtown bar, and they enter a world neither of them could have ever imagined.

“Flag Song”

As she wanders into semi-consciousness, she has a vision of past explorers claiming their rights over land, planting their country’s flags in the snow. However, she is weak and cannot protest, until Arcos arrives to destroy the flags and declares the areas as Free-Zones. This fills her with happiness and hope, though she is still very ill.